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RLG DigiNews

From: Robin Dale <bl.rld>
Date: Thursday, February 19, 1998
RLG would like to announce the release of Volume 2, Issue 1 of RLG
DigiNews, the web-based, quarterly newsletter available at:
<URL:http://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/>

This issue marks the second publishing year of RLG DigiNews, but
also a few changes for the publication.  First, the February 15
issue will be the first of *six* issues for 1998 (an increase of 2
issues), made possible through a sponsorship by the Council on
Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

This issue contains a feature article by Michael Lesk, Director,
Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation.
His article, "Finding Pictures," discusses current research into the
indexing of images through mechanized image analysis.  Lesk's
article contains several images to demonstrate and illustrate the
concepts being explored. The issue also contains a technical feature
article, "What is MTF ... and Why Should You Care?" by Don Williams,
Image Scientist, Eastman Kodak Company.  In his article, Williams
introduces the concept and use of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)
and explains why it is a superior way of specifying spatial
resolution compared to other methods such as dots-per-inch (dpi) or
visual bar target readings.

Rounding out this first issue of Volume 2 is a current calendar of
events, project announcements, relevant web sites and Part II of a
FAQ about the array of free digital preservation newsletters and
journals.

For more information about RLG or PRESERV, please contact either
Robin Dale <bl.rld [at] rlg__org> or Nancy Elkington <bl.nee [at] rlg__org>.

Robin L. Dale
Member Programs & Initiatives
Research Libraries Group, Inc.
1200 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA  94041-1100
650-691-2238
Fax: 650-964-0943

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